Title: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate

Author: Peter Wohlleben, 2016

The book, The Hidden Life of Trees, exposes the special social network between trees while discussing the various threats to tree survival  and the importance of preservation of trees and afforestation. Peter Wohlleben explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration as he has observed in the woodland and the scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are unaware.

Peter draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

The book is able to open one’s mind to the importance of forest and its interaction with human.


Title: Negotiating the Sustainable Development

Author: Felix Dodds, Ambassador David Donoghue, and Jimena Leiva Roesch

The Sustainable Development Goals began its course on September 25, 2015 when they were officially adopted by the United Nations. But for the UN General Assembly Open Working Group, that date was the triumphant culmination of over three years of meetings, negotiations, and hard work.

The book reviews how the SDGs were developed, what happened in key meetings and how this transformational agenda, which took more than three years to negotiate, came together in September 2015. It dissects and analyzes the meetings, organizations and individuals that played key roles in their development. It provides fascinating insights into the subtleties and challenges of high-level negotiation processes of governments and stakeholders, and into how the SDGs were debated, formulated and agreed. It is essential reading for all interested in the UN, sustainable development and the future of the planet and humankind.

The historical book was written by three individuals who were engaged in the development of the SDGs from the very beginning, Felix Dodds, Ambassador David Donoghue, and Jimena Leiva Roesch.


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